Improving Endangered Ecological Community across the North West
Brigalow Endangered Ecological Community (EEC) provides habitat for a large number of species. It is listed as known to contain 17 fauna species that are threatened nationally and/or in Queensland and/or in New South Wales, as well as providing ecosystem services such as providing habitat for pollinators, wind breaks and erosion control. Brigalow woodland EEC is also habitat for the Painted honeyeater (Grantiella picta), which is listed as vulnerable under the Federal EPBC Act. Healthy and intact Brigalow woodland EECs result in healthy Painted Honeyeater populations.
Brigalow woodland is predominantly under threat from clearing and fragmentation, overgrazing, spray drift and invasive species. This project aims to engage the community to implement actions to reduce these threatening processes to the EEC. Improved knowledge and awareness will build on landholder ability to effectively manage Brigalow EEC. Implementing targeted management actions including grazing management, weed monitoring and treatments and revegetation within project sites will see the health of Brigalow woodlands improving and enhanced across the landscape.
This project commenced in July 2018 and will conclude in June 2023 and is supported by Local Land Services through funding by the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program.
Project contact: Pip Jones 0427 454 795